22. Advertising – This is definitely the most old-school way of earning money with a blog. It’s also starting to become the least common way. You can sell advertising spots directly on your site or you can sign up with a company like Google AdSense or Media.net. Either way, you won’t see a whole lot of money from ads until your views are well into the thousands each day.
For instance, they offer 50 cents if you upload a picture of a receipt where you bought milk and offer $10 for a picture of a Best Buy receipt. Of course, it makes no sense going out and purposefully buying products with the highest rebate, yet it won’t take much of your time taking and uploading pictures of things you typically buy and stash some extra cash by the end of the month.
Once you decide on a topic or niche, you should sit down and map out a plan for your internet business model. What market are you targeting, and how can you best serve that market? This is the angle you want to work from, vs the more common: how can I make the most money from this market? (Most people get it backwards and then get frustrated when that doesn't work out for them)
Well, the work I had done in the first 3-4 months was really paying off for me that next year in 2014 (and it still does today in 2016). So for the year I was away from online marketing I was still making a very nice passive income from just 1 small website. Passively my 1 free website had made me between 12k – 15k in 12 months when I did absolutely nothing online since. WOW!. If that’s not the best business plan I don’t know what is.
I recently stumbled on this, and it’s very interesting. On websites like Amazon, and Flipkart there is an option which allows users to ask questions. I have noticed that people who have not bought the product also answer it. Apart from this, even if you haven’t bought a product, you can review them if you have personally used it. This opens a new market for those who can participate in this activity. Companies would usually send them the product; they can try it for some time and then share their review.
Don’t worry, this isn’t as sinister as it sounds. Most unis are constantly looking for volunteers to take part in studies, and usually offer money as a reward. Investigate what your uni has to offer, and check your emails to see if there’s any information about it on there. One of my mates was paid £20 for spending two hours listening to music. That’s a night out. Definitely something to look in to…